A C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport aircraft landed with its nose landing gear up at Travis Air Force Base ini California on Thursday evening, an Air Force spokesman told Task & Purpose.
The aircraft was returning from a contingency mission to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility when it made the emergency landing, 60th Air Mobility Wing public affairs chief Capt. Lyndsey Horn told Task & Purpose in a statement.
None of the 11 crew members aboard, all assigned to the 349th Air Mobility Wing, were injured in the incident. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
This is the third time since mid-2017 that a C-5M was forced to land with its nose gear up: A similar incident occurred in March 2018 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.
Before that, another C-5M made a similar landing at Rota Air Base in Spain in May 2017.
With a wingspan of 222 feet, the C-5M is the largest aircraft in the Air Force's inventory.
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The U.S. Senate closed out the week before Memorial Day by confirming Gen. James McConville as the Army's new chief of staff and Adm. Bill Moran as the Navy's new chief of naval operations.
McConville, previously vice chief of staff of the Army, was confirmed on Thursday along with his successor, Lt Gen. Joseph Marin. Moran, currently vice chief of naval operations, was confirmed Friday along with his successor, Vice Adm. Robert Burke.
The Pentagon is producing precisely diddly-squat in terms of proof that Iran is behind recent attacks in the Middle East, requiring more U.S. troops be sent to the region.
Adm. Michael Gilday, director of the Joint Staff, said on Friday that the U.S. military is extending the deployment of about 600 troops with four Patriot missile batteries already in the region and sending close to 1,000 other service members to the Middle East in response to an Iranian "campaign" against U.S. forces.